Volume 8 – 2018 (0007)

City logistics – Literature review

Norberto António Leite Bessa 1

1 ISCET – High Institute of Business and Tourism Sciences, Porto, Portugal

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Bessa, N. A. L. (2018), City logistics – Literature review, Percursos & Ideias, Vol. 8, pp. 63-81.

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The importance of the transport of goods and passengers into and from the cities had create an increased interest in the researchers and communities due to the daily impact of this field of study in millions of people all over the world. The quality and quantity of transport of passengers and goods in terms of solutions offered by public and private sectors, the travel distances in kilometers and time, the environmental impacts in the cities and in the quality of life of the people are the mains areas of research that have been studied by the academics. The purpose of this paper is to present a literature review that aims to highlight the mains trends in City Logistics as well as focus principal authors, analyze the development of the field of study, and provide future research directions.


City logistics, Literature review, Urban freight, Stakeholder involvement.


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